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UPDATE: Victims, shooter identified in Jefferson Parish killings

Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 15:37:16-05

Three people died in a shooting at a Jefferson Parish firing range on Saturday.

Police say the shooter, who is one of the dead, walked into the store with a loaded weapon and opened fire when he was told to unload his gun. Our media partners at The Advocate and The Times Picayune report that Joshua Jama Williams, 27, of New Orleans, has been identified as the shooter. Also killed were Herbert "Noah" Fischbach, 47, also of New Orleans and an employee of the store, and Veronica Billot, 59, of Belle Chasse.

Read the Times Picayune's interview with Fischbach's widow and more details about the incident here. Read their interview with Billot's family in this story here.